CHICKVET95's SparkPeople Blog CHICKVET95's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community I am starting a streak I am starting a streak of my own, I am going to exercise daily and keep at it, today is day one and I did a 12 minute Coach Nicole cardio/strength combination. I am so disappointed with myself and the fact that I quit exercising a month to a month and a half ago. I was doing so well and then just started talking myself out of it. And I lost so much that I had gained. The 12 minute video, was easy peasy for me and today it was challenging. I am a strong person and I am active at work, it ... Wed, 10 Apr 2013 12:01:19 EST Exercise, good food and good health I am blessed with very good health, even when I was overweight, I wasn't sick a lot and I am glad for that. Now that I am in an appropriate weight range, I catch an occasional cold, but they are few and far between. I did get this Influenza that is going around, but I haven't had Influenza for probably 10 years or better. So I figure I was due. <BR> <BR> I also have been exercising more than I used to. I figure it is also good for me. I am getting to the point that while I still don't l... Sun, 20 Jan 2013 10:18:21 EST Hungry again Here I am again, hungry in the time leading up to dinner. I don't normally snack while I am cooking, at least until I am done cooking and then whammo. I have already exhausted my supply of carrots and have eaten enough to make my skin orange. You would think they would fill me a little bit. But no such help there and if I go into the kitchen and grab an 80 calorie cheese stick, I will start an avalanche I cannot stop. So I am avoiding it by writing about it instead. I can do this I kno... Sat, 12 Jan 2013 17:33:30 EST Hunger I am truly hungry right now and resisting snacking is what I need to do until dinner time. I know I could snack on something healthy, but at this time something healthy leads to something unhealthy and that is what I want to avoid. I get frustrated that sometimes the munchies hit so hard right before dinnertime and I just want to snack. I avoid the kitchen right now and I have drank all my water requirements for the day. I usually try to snack on a cheese stick or fruit, but I still get s... Fri, 11 Jan 2013 16:51:14 EST Can I keep it going? I have exercised etch day this week for 30 minutes or more. I find the time to do this, mostly because we are a little slower right now at work. I am salaried, so I can take some time during the day for exercise if I want to. So I am getting it done and I feel good after I do it. So I am going to try to keep this up during this slower season and see if I can do more than the 10 minutes a day I have been doing lately. I feel pretty good and my eating has been under control. <BR> <BR> I... Wed, 5 Dec 2012 13:02:38 EST Exercise and me I have a love hate relationship with exercise. If I let myself off the hook and don't do it, it's then easier to keep going like that. It makes me feel better after I have done it and I feel good that I did it. But while I am doing it I still have the mindset that there is something else I could be doing. And it's not just work, it's that I could be lounging on the computer or reading. I don't like while I am going, I just keep wanting to stop and I don't want to keep going. I was hopin... Sat, 1 Dec 2012 17:09:30 EST I am well and I am happy Happiness and wellness are very tied together in my mind and it is important to me to be both. I did well over the holidays, the biggest problem I had was with sodium. So that weight is lost now over a few days. I am happy with myself and how I am doing right now. I am exercising once again, if only for 20 minutes and I feel good after I sweat. I am ending the evenings a little hungry which for me is a good thing. I am going to get back to my original goal weight which was 5lbs ago. I ... Tue, 27 Nov 2012 18:02:56 EST I can do this I can do this, I know I can, it is my phrase that keeps repeating in my head. I have done my exercise for the day, thanks Coach Nicole, and I have eaten appropriately. I have been snacking and that never helps me. I need to sit down and eat meals and definitely not snack. I choose carrots sometimes and that is ok, but other times I choose something much more inappropriate, say honey roasted peanuts. They are not good fat or sodium wise. And sodium is a big issue of mine, because it caus... Wed, 21 Nov 2012 13:06:44 EST Exercising I was having difficulty with finding the energy to exercise and I was using the excuse of not having the time. I don't have the time, I have to make the time to exercise, and once I do that I always feel good about the whole thing. I did it today over my lunch hour because I am afraid that after work I will not take the time to do it. I feel good and much stronger about myself, I like feeling strong, and it's only been a couple of weeks since I have worked out and my routines have made me ... Fri, 16 Nov 2012 13:10:15 EST I am not going to mindlessly eat I am in the process of making goals for the holiday season and I try to make my goals short, sweet and to the point. I am working around not over eating this holiday season and I am thinking my goal for Thanksgiving will be to eat reasonable portions. I am going to think about how miserable I feel, after eating portions I should be, then stuffing myself with all the high fat portions. I am miserable afterwards. I am going to think about how miserable overeating makes me. And remember how... Thu, 15 Nov 2012 12:44:46 EST I will do well today I have started out the day and have eaten my breakfast (something I could just as well skip, as I am not fond of breakfast) and I am mentally in a good spot for me. I am going to control myself through out lunch and not go over calorie wise. I have not been brave anough to jump back on the scale as I can feel in how my clothes fit I am not exactly where I want to be. It's funny how you can tell in how your clothes are fitting you are a couple of pounds over where you want to be. I will ea... Wed, 14 Nov 2012 11:34:21 EST I will exercise I am renewed today, I am carrying some water weight from the sodium in the pizza and garlic bread I had last night. I can tell when my rings are tight in the mornings. So I will push water today and watch my sodium today and by tomorrow I should be in pretty good shape that way. I will moniter my eating and keep my lunch full of veggies and fruits for dessert. My youngest daughter and I will make something awesome for dinner, and I will eat reasonably. These are very easy to keep eating ... Mon, 12 Nov 2012 07:55:48 EST I managed not to snack today The title says it all, I did manage not to snack, even though I baked chocolate chip cookies for the pot luck supper we went to. I remained strong, but still I ate one at the supper. But that is ok, I didn't eat any hot out of the oven and that is a good thing. I also got in some exercise, on a treadmill. It was my first time on a treadmill and once I figured out the rhythm of it I did pretty well. I am not all that stiff or sore today, so I am not sure how "good" a work out it was for m... Sun, 11 Nov 2012 07:06:26 EST I am going to try it I have hit a wall and cannot seem to get my groove back. I am maintaining about 5 pounds higher than my lowest recorded weight. And while 5 pounds is not that much, to me it is, and I need to find a way over this little hump. I have been maintaining for over 1 year, so that is a good thing. But right now this 5 pounds has me stymied. I have to push past it. I have also lost my motivation to exercise and I felt so much better when I did my 10 - 30 minutes a day of exercise. I can't find... Sat, 10 Nov 2012 07:55:46 EST